Essential Travel Signs Contract With Household Name

Online travel essentials provider pairs with Swiftcover to offer brand new booking platform

Leading holiday add ons company, Essentialtravel.co.uk, is proud to announce that it has teamed up with renowned motor insurance provider, swiftcover.com. The partnership has been formed in order to launch a unique, online travel extras hub for Swiftcover customers.

The new booking platform went live in December 2010 and allows consumers to purchase a range of Essential Travel products through the Swiftcover website, including airport hotels, airport parking and airport lounges.

Roman Bryl, Travel Underwriting Manager at swiftcover.com, said: "We are delighted to announce our partnership with Essential Travel. After reviewing the market, we decided to choose Essential Travel due to their superior levels of product and service.

Bryl continued: "This partnership and online hub further strengthens the commitment we make to our customers as it provides them with the best possible tools for planning and booking independent travel. The holiday extras that we're offering through Essential Travel broaden our product significantly and allow us to give our customers a full package of travel add on's."

Commenting on the partnership, Stuart Bensusan, Director of Essential Travel, said: "We feel privileged to be working with Swiftcover - a household name. We're delighted to have been selected and feel pleased to have been recognised for delivering such high standards, something which will continue throughout the partnership.

"At the moment, the contract is set to last three years and we expect to see significant revenue impact for both businesses within a year. Looking forward, Essential Travel intends to expand by winning further contracts with new partners and will be offering a white label solution to any businesses hoping to offer ancillary travel insurance products."

About Essential Travel

Established in 2001, Essential Travel is one of the UK's leading online travel essentials companies. Since 2002, we've protected over 5 million holidaymakers with our fully-comprehensive, competitively-priced travel insurance, as well as providing priority access to the most sought after car parks, hotels and lounges at all major airports across the UK.

Essential Travel is now part of Holiday Extras.